Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

risk level
Based on 23 votes
by year 2032
or $17.47 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

52% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

18.5% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 52% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' job openings is expected to rise 2.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' was $36,340, or $17 per hour

'Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' were paid 21.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 46,760 people employed as 'Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters'.

Job description

Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

SOC Code: 47-3015.00


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